This is a quarterly publication presenting articles covering recent developments in Far Eastern (particularly Japanese) scientific research. It is hoped that these reports (which do not constitute part of the scientific literature) will prove to be of value to scientists by providing items of interest well in advance of the usual scientific publications. The articles are written primarily by members of the staff of ONR Far East and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research with certain reports also being contributed by visiting stateside scientists. Occasionally a regional scientist will be invited to summit an article covering his own work, considered to be of special interest. Articles cover marine science, technology, physics, fiber optics, Computers, lasers, steelmaking, etc.